Ben Blacker and special guest Joe Hill appear at Brookline Booksmith for a live recording of the Nerdist Writers Panel podcast on
Monday, August 31, 2015 at 7:00 PM. Please note this event has been postponed till Saturday, November 14th! Tickets purchased for 8/31 will be honored.
The Nerdist Writers Panel series is an informal chat moderated by Ben Blacker (co-creator of the Thrilling Adventure Hour; writer for Puss in Boots, Supernatural) with professional writers about the process and business of writing. This live taping will feature Joe Hill, the acclaimed author of novels, short stories and comics, including Horns and NOS4A2.
Tickets are $5 each and all ticket proceeds will be donated to 826Boston, the national non-profit tutoring program.
279 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446
Writer Eric Carrasco appears at SoCal Games and Comics on Saturday August 15, 2015 at 3:00 PM to sign SLEEPY HOLLOW: PROVIDENCE!
SoCal Games and Comics
40466 Winchester Rd, Temecula, CA 92591
Amber Nash, Brendan Hunter, Mark Meer, Belinda Cornish, and Stephanie Wolfe appear at Happy Harbor Comics on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 from 5:00 till 7:00 PM! Amber is best known as the voice of Pam Poovey, the profoundly inappropriate Human Resource rep for the International Secret Intelligence Service on FX’s “ARCHER”
Nash will be in town with Dad’s Garage Theatre Company to present her one-woman show, “WHAT’S WRONG WITH YOU?” at the 34th Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival.
In “What’s Wrong With You?” Amber faces the perplexing dilemma: what do you do when you don’t seem to fit into any mould? From gossipy old southern ladies to sassy lady wrestlers, and even James Lipton, she tells the story of her idiosyncratic journey one character at a time. And you can bet it’s going to be wickedly hilarious.
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Happy Harbor Comics
10729 – 104 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5J 3K1
$40 Ticket includes a copy of Nick Offerman’s GUMPTION. Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm
Seat assignments begin at 6:00PM, Doors open for drinks at 7:00PM, Showtime at 8:30PM | When you arrive at Will Call on the night of the show, seats will be assigned first come first served, from the front of the theatre to the back. If you want to sit closer, be sure to come earlier. | NO LATE ENTRY * NO REFUNDS * NO EXCHANGES * SPECIAL GUESTS ARE SUBJECT TO CANCEL WITHOUT NOTICE
Nick Offerman – GUMPTION
Actor, woodworker, and moustache icon Nick Offerman’s first book, Paddle Your Own Canoe, called on readers to put down their smart phones, study sycamore leaves, and embrace good old-fashioned elbow grease. An instant New York Times bestseller, Paddle was adored by fans and critics alike—Entertainment Weekly called it “hilarious” and praised Offerman’s “tongue-in-cheek lessons on manliness”, Parade proclaimed the book “perfect reading around the campfire” and Vulture cautioned, “Just try to resist [its] myriad manly charms.”
In his highly-anticipated second book, Offerman now focuses his trademark wit and unique literary voice on the lives of those who inspire him. GUMPTION: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America’s Gutsiest Troublemakers (Dutton; on-sale May 26, 2015), highlights twenty-one notable personages, past and present—Offerman’s personal pantheon of “Great Americans”—whose contributions have helped make America the great country it is today.
So who is on Offerman’s list of Great Americans? After deciding that George Washington should be first for obvious reasons, he based the other selections upon achievements he considered to be great in scope, from leaders of men and women, to activists, artists, musicians, muckrakers, and some who are in categories of their own. Subjects range from George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Frederick Douglas, and Teddy Roosevelt, to Michael Pollan, Yoko Ono, and Jeff Tweedy. Through equally hilarious and inspiring interviews (both real and imagined) with these Americans, Offerman reveals the talented writer behind the mustache.
In addition to enlightening the masses about these heroic figures whose contributions helped shape our common history, GUMPTION also considers some examples of the ways in which we Americans have used the powers of freedom bestowed upon us to become more decent as a people—and of course, some instances in which we have not. As Kirkus Reviews aptly summarizes, “Offerman smartly infuses history with humor, the result of which is an entertaining, educational reading experience.”
In the words of Offerman himself: “Please enjoy my mixtape of twenty-one great Americans, which I sincerely hope will affect you in a way that makes you recognize your own God-given gumption and react accordingly, so that we may all end up with a little more decency and several more chuckles.”
Not to be missed, GUMPTION’s elucidating, amusing, and celebratory portraits of Americans will delight fans and new readers alike.
Largo at the Coronet
366 N La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Powell’s City of Books
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. Beaverton, OR 97005
Christos Gage and Ruth Fletcher Gage, writers of Netflix’s hit DAREDEVIL series, appear at Golden Apple Comics on Sunday, August 16, 2015 from 3:00 till 6:00 PM to sign THE LION OF RORA!
Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Writer Eric Carrasco appears at Golden Apple Comics on Wednesday August 12, 2015 from 11:00 AM till 1:00 PM to sign SLEEPY HOLLOW: PROVIDENCE!
Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
After 150 issues, Fables, an iconic and beloved Vertigo comic series, has drawn to a close. To properly celebrate and mourn the end of such a beloved story, Austin Books & Comics has teamed up with Bill Willingham to throw a three-day party-vigil. On Friday, August 14th and drawing to a close on Sunday, August 16th, guests including Bill Willingham, Matt Sturges, Dave Justus, Adam Harrington, Jess Nevins, and Fables editor Shelly Bond, will take up residence at Austin Books & Comics to bring you panels, contests and signings.
Looking back on his time spent with Fables, Bill Willingham remarks, “Fables comprised the thirteen most rewarding years of my life – not in a financial sense, although it did that just fine, but in the more vital sense of a professional spinner of tall tales doing the work he knows he should be doing. My gratitude to my fellow creators, those who published, distributed and sold Fables, and finally to those who read Fables for all of those years is undiminished.”
About Austin Books & Comics: Austin Books & Comics is the premiere place in Austin, TX for all of your nerd wants and needs. Spanning four specialty stores, Austin Books & Comics has been covering all corners of the comic and pop culture worlds since 1977. Over the past 25 years, the Austin Chronicle has consistently rated Austin Books & Comics the best comic book store in Austin, naming it “the Library of Alexandria of comics.”
Planned activities include: signings, keg party, costume contest, and more:
THE WORLD’S TOUGHEST (open book) FABLES TRIVIA QUIZ
AN ORIGINAL FABLES “RADIO” PLAY, written by Bill and performed live for you by the Not Ready for Storytime Players. Adam Harrington will of course be voicing Bigby, but other parts will be played by: Bill Willingham, Matt Sturges, Dave Justus, Mark Finn, and so on. It’ll be a hoot, and is being written exclusively for the Great Fables Wake.
THE PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT. This was a hit at Fablescon, so we’re doing it again. And the prize packages will be bigger, better and simply more Fab this time around.
And there will be panels and presentations to boot:
A FABLES POST MORTEM, in which Mark Finn leads a discussion, now that it’s all over, about what storylines never made it into Fables, but should have, and what stuff ended up on the cutting room floor. After all, you can’t have a wake without the autopsy.
THE PAPER WOLF AMONG US, in which Bigby (Adam Harrington) interviews Matt and Dave about the glories and difficulties in adapting the video game back into funnybook form.
CULTURAL APPROPRIATION, in which our panelists get serious, and maybe even a bit contentious, about what is right and what isn’t when adapting and adopting folklore from around the globe.
For further details and any updated information, please visit greatfableswake.tumblr.com.
Austin Books & Comics
5002 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
From a lonely homeschooler to an online entertainment pioneer, actress, and “queen of the geeks,” Felicia Day has proven the power of embracing what makes you different and sharing it with the world. In her smart, hilarious, and inspiring new memoir, Day shares stories and insights from her unusual upbringing, her quirky career path, and her role as one of the most influential creators of new media. Like Day’s hit web series (The Guild), popular YouTube Channel (Geek & Sundry), and widely followed social media postings, her book is filled with witty reflections on everything from creativity and confidence to video games and feminism. As it hits shelves, we can’t wait to experience her unique voice and unabashed personality in person at this book signing and discussion with Day—in conversation with Tracey Conway.
-A ticket is required to stand in the signing line. Each ticket admits up to two people and includes a copy of You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost). Tickets are available through University Bookstore.
-Day will only be signing copies of her memoir You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost).
-If time permits, Day may be able to personalize books with first names only.
-Due to time constraints, Day will not be signing any memorabilia or art.
-Candid photos from in front of the signing table will be permitted.
-A bookseller will be at the front of the line to take photos with guests’ phones/cameras.
-Signing guidelines subject to change.
Felicia Day is a professional actress who has appeared in numerous mainstream television shows and films, including a two-season arc on the SyFy series Eureka. She is currently recurring on The CW show Supernatural. However, Day is best known for her work in the web video world, behind and in front of the camera. She co-starred in Joss Whedons Emmy Award-winning Internet musical, Dr. Horribles Sing-Along Blog. She also created and starred in the hit web series The Guild, which ran for six seasons and is currently available for viewing on every major digital outlet, including Netflix.
In 2012, she launched a YouTube channel called Geek & Sundry. The network has garnered more than 1.3 million subscribers to date and more than 200 million views. In 2014, the company was purchased by Legendary Entertainment. Day continues to act as CCO and develop web content and television projects with Legendary as a producer, writer, and performer. She is also extremely active on social media, has over 2.3 million Twitter followers, and is the eighth most followed person on Goodreads, where she is also the founder of Vaginal Fantasy, a romance and fantasy book club with more than 13,000 members.
1415 NE 43rd St, Seattle, WA 98105
Alina Chau appears at Tr!ckster on Saturday, August 22, 2015 from 6:00 till 9:00 PM to celebrate the release of her THIRD sketchbook (and first hardcover collection), Acquerello III! Original art from the collection, as well as books and prints, will all available for purchase.
2631 Ashby Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705